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A night off, a night on

By Simon Koehn on June 8, 2020 12:01 am

Just some quick Orca twinkles this week. Very twinkly.

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June 19, 2020 5:11 pm

I'm always a fan of the twinkly twinkles.  I dunno how you created that twinkly arp feeling for the pianos but it's really cool and basically emulates what Olafur Arnalds' Stratus does. This is very calming and is very meditative.  I see you also used LABS and their Felt Piano Originals.  I reaaaaally want that Felt one myself but I'm going to have to wait since I splurged on that sale they had at the end of may and bought Albion One.  I'm glad the Foo recommended Yoo!

June 22, 2020 12:43 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

I'm always a fan of the twinkly twinkles.  I dunno how you created that twinkly arp feeling for the pianos but it's really cool and basically emulates what Olafur Arnalds' Stratus does. This is very calming and is very meditative.  I see you also used LABS and their Felt Piano Originals.  I reaaaaally want that Felt one myself but I'm going to have to wait since I splurged on that sale they had at the end of may and bought Albion One.  I'm glad the Foo recommended Yoo!

Thanks! The midi is all generated by Orca, in which each instrument has a fairly consistent pattern, so it kiiinda ends up a bit arp-like, but they're also not at all in the same meter so you get this swarmy thing happening.
Yeahh the felt piano is great, definitely good value for money once you've recovered from your bigger purchase! How do you find Albion One? I really need to pick up a more substantial library from them eventually.

July 1, 2020 8:15 pm
Simon Koehn wrote:
Tone Matrix wrote:

I'm always a fan of the twinkly twinkles.  I dunno how you created that twinkly arp feeling for the pianos but it's really cool and basically emulates what Olafur Arnalds' Stratus does. This is very calming and is very meditative.  I see you also used LABS and their Felt Piano Originals.  I reaaaaally want that Felt one myself but I'm going to have to wait since I splurged on that sale they had at the end of may and bought Albion One.  I'm glad the Foo recommended Yoo!

Thanks! The midi is all generated by Orca, in which each instrument has a fairly consistent pattern, so it kiiinda ends up a bit arp-like, but they're also not at all in the same meter so you get this swarmy thing happening.
Yeahh the felt piano is great, definitely good value for money once you've recovered from your bigger purchase! How do you find Albion One? I really need to pick up a more substantial library from them eventually.


Albion One is great but I still haven't had a chance to fully get my brain around it.  It has a ton of sounds especially those background film drones and rhythms that help glue things together.  I need to make a template that spreads out the instruments because I know it's great for making epic trailer like music.  I keep trying to start out that way each week and then end up frustrated.  So I think I just need to approach it as a finisher once I have a melody or chord progression down with a piano.  It also has a good amount of orchestral percussion including some really bassy sub booms.  So if you're looking for something like an all in one epic sound kit then this might be good for you.  I def recommend waiting for one of their sales again because I never woulda got it for the normal price.  But if you're looking for individual instrument mics and so on thats where people have some complaints.  The ensemble sound is just fine for me.  Someone else described Albion as Zimmer-like and the other newer BBC symphony library as John Williams. 

July 5, 2020 12:44 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:


Albion One is great but I still haven't had a chance to fully get my brain around it.  It has a ton of sounds especially those background film drones and rhythms that help glue things together.  I need to make a template that spreads out the instruments because I know it's great for making epic trailer like music.  I keep trying to start out that way each week and then end up frustrated.  So I think I just need to approach it as a finisher once I have a melody or chord progression down with a piano.  It also has a good amount of orchestral percussion including some really bassy sub booms.  So if you're looking for something like an all in one epic sound kit then this might be good for you.  I def recommend waiting for one of their sales again because I never woulda got it for the normal price.  But if you're looking for individual instrument mics and so on thats where people have some complaints.  The ensemble sound is just fine for me.  Someone else described Albion as Zimmer-like and the other newer BBC symphony library as John Williams.

Coool thanks, thats just the kinda info I was after! I think I'd actually get a lot out of the cleaner "John Williams-ish" stuff to start with (which I already have partly covered by the BBC SO) because I'm quite happy to take that and do lots of processing etc when I want to tread more "zimmer-like" territory. The Bernard Herman one actually looks great for that approach. Maybe in a while I'll look more at the Albion stuff though because sometimes its great to get things happening quickly.
And yes, probably can wait until black Friday or something to get some bang for buck.

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